Smoking Stinks! is an animated video that teaches refusal skills and media literacy. Join Sue and Jay, two elementary-aged kids, along with their friend the cat, Uncle Ray, and others in a musical fable that shows children in grades K-3 refusing cigarettes offered by peers and confronting media messages about smoking. Through music and song, these lively characters encounter cigarettes and smoking, then make decisions for themselves about not smoking - and help others, like Uncle Ray, decide to quit the tobacco habit too. A 16-page coloring book uses images from the video and the song lyrics to reinforce tobacco prevention skills. Used together or as separate components, the ""Smoking Stinks!"" video and coloring book fit easily within any school or community tobacco prevention effort and address the issue former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders called 'the number one health hazard of youth today.'
- 15 Jan 1994
- Hazelden Information & Educational Services
- Minneapolis, United States